Chapman Highway Lane Closures [April 2-3]

KUB will close one northbound and one southbound lane of traffic on Chapman Highway in the vicinity of the Sevierville Pike intersection daily between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 2, and lasting through Wednesday, April 3, as work continues on the electric distribution system in this area. One northbound lane and one […]

Statement by the President on Easter Weekend

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2013   Statement by the President on Easter Weekend   This weekend, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians here at home and around the world in marking Good Friday and celebrating Easter. These Holy Days are a time to reflect […]

Open and Transparent county website to be updated

While searching the Knox County government website I noticed an “irregularity in numbers.”  You can find the page in question here   A quick email to the finance director cleared everything up. “ Dan, We need to update this page on the website and put up the most recent Line Item Transfers. The August […]

Must be real good water for the Knox County Clerk's Office to spend $2400.00

After doing some research today and combing through Knox County Purchasing  numbers I discovered that it appears the County Clerk’s Office is “spending money like water!” Please note, the same date is for different locations such as satellite offices.         07/06/2012 2013 County Clerk 13000100 English Mountain Spring Water Company $864.00 […]

Brown, Corso To Be Honored At DISH Orange And White Game

Texas coach Mack Brown has been named 2013 recipient of the Neyland Trophy. Lee Corso is this year’s recipient of the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award. The award presentation takes place Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m., at the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame brunch at The Foundry in […]

SouthFest Movie Night

If you mention the movie “October Sky” in or around Knoxville, chances are you’ll hear someone say they have friends, relatives or neighbors who appeared in the film. Thanks to the Knox County Public Library, the community has a chance to check out the movie on the big screen once again, this time outside as […]


Kingston Pike Lane Closures [Effective Immediately] – KUB has closed the two westbound lanes on a section of Kingston Pike near the Wesley Road intersection for water main repairs. Westbound traffic will be shifted to the center turn lane, and both eastbound lanes will remain open while this work is completed. This lane closure is […]

County’s debt down nearly $24M since June 2011

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is fulfilling his promise to reduce the county’s debt. According to Public Financial Management, a financial consultant contracted by the county, Knox County’s bonded indebtedness has been cut by $23.9 million since June 2011. The county is expected to further reduce its debt by $35.6 million by the end of […]